Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 February 2066 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | February 2066

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 17 February 2066 at 12:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1940".

Worm Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2066 after 19 days on 11 March 2066 at 22:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 817 / 1770

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 817 of Meeus index or 1770 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 47 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠35.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠35.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠61.6°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 01:15. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 4 February 2066 at 09:58 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 4 March 2066 at 06:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 368 665 km

This perigee Moon is 368 665 km (229 078 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 157 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 691 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 21:32 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 6 March 2066 at 20:17 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 21:32 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 18 February 2066 at 23:33 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.369°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.268° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 March 2066 at 15:15 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 24 February 2066 at 08:50 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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